Gardens

The Mediterranean Hibiscus, flourishes in the gardens of Andalucia. © Michelle Chaplow
The Mediterranean Hibiscus, flourishes in the gardens of Andalucia.

 

 

The Mediterranean garden is a subject of great interest to more and more people - not only avid gardeners looking for ideas for their own gardens but also tourists who find being surrounded by the… More →

This large square is located close to the "Mushrooms", or Metropol Parasol, heading towards Plaza Ponce de Leon. It stretches from Plaza San Pedro and Calle Almirante Apodaca, south to calle… More →

A botanical garden with a growing collection of flora collected from five continents. It was opened in 1993 and the expedition was to result in an important herbarium of more than 20,000 species… More →

From the outside of the Orquidario, the state of the art building complete with three glass domes is eye catching, and from the inside it is pretty impressive too. There is much to catch your eye… More →

Just outside Malaga, "Finca de la Concepcion" is another magnificent botanical garden. There are regular guided tours of the gardens which pass through exotic trees and plants, Roman sculptures… More →

If you are a botany buff, or wishing to become one, you can easily incorporate educational experiences into your Andalusian holiday. There are also world-renowned natural parks in Andalucía, where… More →

Most of the famous beautiful gardens in Seville, such as the Reales Alcazares and Patio de Los Naranjos are found in the city itself.

Málaga, Ronda, La Costa del sol have spectacular gardens.

In Jaen province there are beautil parks such as Parque del Seminario, Parque de la Alameda de Calvo Sotelo, etc.

The garden of Villa Onuba, at Fuenteheridos, stands out with its fine examples of Spanish fir and Sequoia.

In Granada province the most emblematic gardens in Granada are those of the Alhambra and Generalife. 

The diversity of types and styles of gardens in Córdoba and province is the most remarkable in Andalucia.

In the ancient walled City of Cadiz, the gardens to visit are the Parque Genoves and the Alameda Apodaca, a large avenue laid out with gardens with sections in the romantic style. In the oldest… More →

The main park in Almeria itself is the Parque Nicolas Salmeron, in the city centre. It is named after the Almerian politician and philosopher who served (albeit briefly - a month and a half) as… More →

Back in Columbus' time the river here would be crowded with boats, nowadays the occasional tourist steamer chugs by or pedal boat. But it is still the most charming paseo which during the weekends… More →

Built more as a traditional park, this is very close to the Jardin Americano, but you need to know exactly how to get there, it’s not signposted (which means it’s quiet and little-visited): leave… More →

This botanical garden is full of species donated by countries in the Americas for Expo 92, and is divided into different areas, including palms, cacti (look out for the prickly pear, with its… More →

This massive building is Seville's most impressive after the cathedral, for its sheer scale and grandeur. Love it or hate it - fabulous or fussy, magnificent or overblown, depending on your point… More →

Seville has some of the most beautiful city parks in Europe, the Parque de Maria Luisa and the Plaza de España, as well as numerous plazas and open spaces where you can happily people watch for… More →

El Jardín Del Retiro is a botanical-ornithological garden situated in Churriana, just outside Málaga city centre. The estate is almost 350 years old. It spans a huge 140,000 m2 and contains around… More →

After the city was conquered, the Generalife was granted by the Catholic Monarchs to the Granada Venegas family. The promenade leads to the "Patio de la Acequia" which is the most celebrated spot… More →

The hothouse has 130 plant species from the Canary Islands, divided into three areas by climate: moist such as geranium; desert plants, such as spiny and succulent (cacti and aloes); and a diverse… More →

Parks and Gardens in Córdoba: Patio of the Mosque, Alcázar, Patio de Viana, Botanical Garden and more.

In Marbella there are several parks where you can practice sports, have a pleasant walk or enjoy the peace and quiet of the natural environment.

Please select the province from the map below to find out about parks and gardens that can be found in that area.

 

Andalucia provices

 

Huelva province gardensSeville province gardensCordoba province gardensJaen province gardensCadiz province gardensMalaga province gardensGranada province gardensAlmeria province gardens

Visitors to Andalucia are always impressed by the many beautiful Mediterranean gardens to be seen.

Adorn your garden with a Hydrangea, common names Hydrangea and Hortensia.
Adorn your garden with a Hydrangea, common names Hydrangea and Hortensia.

If you enjoy gardens, consider making visits to the following a part of your travel agenda:

If time permits or you are interested in beautiful Mediterranean gardens then dig a little deeper.

The Mediterranean garden is a subject of great interest to more and more people - not only avid gardeners looking for ideas for their own gardens but also tourists who find being surrounded by the peace and tranquillity of the well maintained garden enjoyable in its own right.

The design of a Mediterranean garden in Andalucia depends, of course, on the local micro-climate. Thus one tends to find gardens with a multitude of exotic species in Mediterranean coastal areas, with the more sober Renaissance gardens and patios inland.

Typical Andalusian gardens include patios and garden-orchards of Hispano-Muslim tradition. Growing flowers and shady plants in flower pots on patios and windowsills is also very popular.

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